Clients looking to access free, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods at Daily Bread supported food banks can follow the general steps below.
No ID is required for a single person to access food, but please note that with over 100 Daily Bread member food banks operating in Toronto, every program is a little different – some may require an appointment or have certain eligibility criteria like geographic catchment areas.
Click here to find your closest food bank or visit 211central.ca. 211central.ca provides eligibility guidelines, hours, and contact information. If your local food bank uses an appointment system, you may need to call them to book a time. We recommend that you visit your local food bank as some have catchment area restrictions. If you are not in that catchment area, you may be referred to a different food program.
You will be required to go through a client intake process to obtain a client ID. If you have already visited a Toronto food bank, you may already have one. If not, you can use our online self-enrollment portal or you can register in person at the food bank you are visiting. See our FAQs for more details.
Once you are registered you will be able to access food. Some food banks operate a “shopping model” where you can choose your preferred items within categories and based on household size, others may provide a pre-packed food box, or there may be a mix of both. Clients can access one Daily Bread food bank once per week. See our FAQ’s for more on what you can expect.
Still have a question?
Please call us at 416-203-0050 ext. 1